Vice President, Operations


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

Nov 20

At Nauto you can make an impact at a high-impact company. We believe technology can help prevent collisions and save lives with predictive-AI that detects driver state and vehicle surroundings in real-time. More than 90% of car crashes can be attributed to human error. Nauto technology is designed to predict risk and alerts the driver with advance warning to help prevent collisions, improve driver safety, and save lives.

Our customers and prospects include many of the largest commercial fleets in the world along with vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), insurance providers, and autonomous vehicle companies. The company is backed by Greylock Partners, BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and SoftBank, and is well-positioned for continued growth.

As the Vice President, Operations you will lead an organization that proactively implements strategies, processes, and practices that deliver exceptional results, and increase operational excellence. As the leader of this critical function, you are an excellent communicator and will ensure our customers are well informed and aware of new developments and updates on production matters. You also operate with a sense of urgency and have worked in a fast-growing SaaS company.

Effective Operations

  • Drive operational excellence, process improvement and documentation of global installations.
  • Oversee the planning, scheduling, and production functions to ensure that adequate materials, equipment, and personnel are available to meet production schedule and drive necessary course corrections.
  • Support continuous improvement around Safety Quality Delivery and Cost (SQDC).
  • Actively monitor for emergent gaps and alignment issues.

Demonstrated Leadership

  • Build Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrate Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drive Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

 Key Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 10+ years hands on experience in SaaS and manufacturing; start up experience a plus. 
  • Manufacturing Information Systems know-how and experience in a high-growth setting.
  • 10+ years in an Operations Leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting continuous improvement around Safety 
  • Ability to work by influencing peers and their reports and gain their cooperation.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo successfully from within a team.


  • Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
  • Beautiful modern workspace. Many perks including a cafe with meals, snacks, and drinks provided.
  • Exceptional health benefits coverage.
  • Opportunities to get to know your team better through frequent employee events and gatherings.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.
  • Learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields, from Artificial Intelligence & Computer Vision to Systems & Device Engineering to Support & Operations.

Come revolutionize transportation safety and do your best work here at Nauto!

Nauto is committed to being a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.

To all recruitment agencies: Nauto does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job’s alias, Nauto employees or any other company location. Nauto is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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